At PA College, technology and health sciences go hand-in-hand. Learn more about our online services and information systems.
The Information Technology Services (ITS) team is an integral part of the College, providing access to and facilitating the usage of all the College’s technology. Our goal is to provide an integrated computing experience for our students, faculty and staff.
Our campus has been setup to provide many collaborative opportunities both inside and outside of the classroom for students who bring their own electronic devices. The College is dedicated to using technology throughout the curriculum; computers are used extensively in class and clinical assignments. Wireless access is available throughout the College campus for use with personal electronic devices. We also provide multiple computer lab style classrooms as well as numerous computer workstations in learning common areas for students to use in their academic work. PA College supports accessibility to technology resources and strives to provide state-of-the-art, environmentally sound facilities for all members of the College Community.
*Students are required to bring personally owned computing and mobile devices onto the campus to access PA College resources. More information on this bring your own device (BYOD) initiative can be found below.
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
What is BYOD?
Bring your own device (BYOD) initiative requires PA College students to bring personally owned computing and mobile devices onto the campus to access PA College resources.
Over the next year, the College will be requiring all students to have their own electronic device on campus which will integrate into learning, testing, and navigation as a student. Most students are already using electronic devices on a regular basis both in and out of the classroom, so this transition will be a smooth one.
What is required for BYOD?
Each student is required to have a fully functioning computing/mobile device (laptop computer or tablet) with them during each class.
Students are required to take all course examinations on their own personal devices as required by their faculty. Students who are testing on their PC, Mac, or Tablet must meet the following minimum requirements. Chromebooks are not supported due to software compatibility.
- WiFi capable
- Up to date operating system: Windows, Mac, iOS
- Mac OS X 10.10 or later (64-bit processor)
- Windows 8, or 10
- An iPad 2+ running iOS 6.0+
- Latest vendor-supported versions of browser
- Up to date anti-virus / malware software
- Webcam and Microphone
- Device that’s 2 years old or newer
- 10 inch screen or bigger
Although all the above devices meet the requirements for in-class needs (taking notes and exams) iPads and mobile devices may not be as effective for writing scholarly papers in the format needed. Laptops purchased in the last two years are likely to meet the minimum specification. Some will provide slower response times, which is usually a function of how much internal memory or disk space is available.